The United States Civil Rights Trail is highlighting a series of historic landmarks this month.
According to NBC News, some sites featured as part of the trail include:
- Louisville, Kentucky, where a series of demonstrations and protests advocated for social change in segregated communities.
- New Orleans, Louisiana, which is a landmark location for public school integration and where Ruby Bridges, at the age of 6, was the only Black student to attend William Frantz Elementary upon its integration.
- Raleigh, North Carolina, the city is the home to Estey Hall. It is the first building that was constructed in the U.S. for higher education regarding African-American women.
- Atlanta, Georgia, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up during a time of tense segregation and racial mistreatment.
- Summer, Mississippi, which is the site of Emmett Till’s murder trial, Till was just 14 years old when he was lynched by white men who falsely accused him of gawking at a white woman.
Read more at NBC News.
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